Meet Our Board
Board of Directors
Anne J Miller (she/her), PFLAG NYC’s Board Chair, is a retired hand surgeon who has served on other not-for-profit boards and is the past Chair of the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand. Anne is the proud mother of 2 daughters, one of whom is transgender. She joined the PFLAG NYC Board in 2018 and was recently elected Chair.
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Kelly Holliday (she/her), PFLAG NYC’s Treasurer, joined Morgan Stanley in 1995 and become a Managing Director in 2017.
Kelly is the Global Internal Audit Chief Operating Officer responsible for financial management, communications strategy, people strategy, location strategy, resource management, department operations, systems, and metrics. Additionally, she has administrative responsibility for the India IAD office.
Prior to her present appointment, she was the Finance and Research Controller and assisted the Chief Financial Officer in the budgeting and forecasting process, senior management monthly financial reviews, Finance communications, deployment, Metro NY space planning, training, and recruiting programs.
From 1995 to 2010, Kelly was on the Technology Finance Group senior management team responsible for managing the Global Technology and Data division’s budget and forecast process, conducting senior management monthly financial reviews, and managing the manpower and market data expenses, software capitalization process and special projects.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Kelly was at IBM Corporation for eight years. Kelly is a graduate of Concordia College with a Bachelors of Business Administration and has her MBA from Long Island University.
Pat Bunting (he/him) is a Vice President of Corporate Communications at NBCUniversal. In that role he oversees communications for the company’s Content Distribution business, Office of Corporate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as well as other corporate functions. Pat returned to NBCUniversal from Facebook in 2019, at Facebook he led executive communications for the company’s North American sales team, the most profitable at the technology company. Previously at NBCUniversal, he oversaw communications for the company’s Advertising Sales and Partnerships division and worked as a publicist for TODAY and Dateline NBC. Pat began his career in the prestigious NBCUniversal Page Program. He is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and also has a graduate certificate from Harvard Business School’s Cable Executive Management Program.
Marcelo Dedini, AKA Celo (he/him), is the Program Coordinator and Case Manager at the New Americans Initiative at the YMCA of Greater New York. Cello has a Master’s degree in Business Administration at FIA in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and a diverse background in small business entrepreneurship. When he moved to New York in 2013, he began volunteering with PFLAG at the TransFamilies Project, Gender Conference East, and Gender Conference New York City. He has worked as a group facilitator for transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive and has been developing mentoring skills with transgender youth and the LGBTQ+ immigrant community. Celo completed the Diversity & Inclusion course at Cornell and is interested in returning to school for a second degree in Psychology.
Dr. Jared Fox is currently the Senior Community Program Manager at Microsoft. In this role, he supports employee resource groups and community experience for women, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and families on the Global Diversity & Inclusion team.
Jared completed his doctoral coursework at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His capstone focused on career pathways for students in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. In addition, while in Cleveland, he worked to launch racial equity training citywide and revise the Cleveland Metropolitan School District Board Policies. Before his doctoral studies, he was the Associate Director of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Equity with the NYC Department of Education. He was the first person to hold this position. He started his work in education as a high school English teacher in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Jared lives in New York City with his fiancé, Ralph, and Chihuahua-Yorkie mix, Dorothy.
Clara Lee (she/her) is a proud Korean mother of a queer, bisexual son with trans experience. She is the founder of API Rainbow Parents of PFLAG NYC that provides support for LGBTQ individuals and families of Asian heritage and addresses culture-specific needs of the API community since 2012.
About Jim Lewin (he/him): Since ditching medical school to pursue a life of storytelling Jim has helped a wide variety of clients translate brand visions beyond traditional advertising into the entertainment digital and experiential spaces. He has produced award-winning advertising for Coca-Cola The Outdoor Life Network and Bacardi Global Brands and has created renowned consumer experiences for Jeep Activision Intel Microsoft Johnson & Johnson and American Express OPEN. Prior to dedicating himself to freelance creative projects through Heavy Duty Productions Jim held a variety of positions in the McCann-Erickson Worldgroup including Executive Creative Director of Momentum San Francisco and Group Creative Director of Live Events for Momentum North America. He may not be saving lives but once he gets into a project he sure acts like he is.
Jean Macinnes (she/her) is the Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Mizuho Americas, but just 8 months ago, she was in-house bank counsel and COO for the Legal department at Mizuho. In addition to transactional contract work, she has led and worked on a number of enterprise strategy projects throughout her career, including merger and acquisition transitions, regulatory change management and COVID planning. Prior to Mizuho, she worked at BNP Paribas, Dewey Ballantine, Sonnenchein Nath & Rosenthal (now Dentons) and Skadden Arps. She is currently an active volunteer for KIND (Kids in Need of Defense) and City Bar Justice Center and has always been an ally to various PRIDE groups and a grateful recipient of PFLAG’s resources when her brother came out gay and niece as transgender. Jean is a 2002 graduate of Notre Dame Law School and 1996 alumna of Cornell University.
Lisa Malat brings a track record of strategic leadership and transformative vision in the education and retail sectors from her tenure as President and COO/CMO at Barnes & Noble Education, the country’s leading strategic partner championing student success in the higher education marketplace.
Throughout her 25-year career she led the company’s brand evolution; championing new market growth initiatives, transforming operational processes and organizational competencies to achieve revenue and profit growth. Lisa’s expertise spans diverse areas such as Marketing, Digital Commerce, Operations, Talent Management, Strategic Communication and Business Development.
Lisa, born and bred in Queens NY, now resides in NJ with her husband Glenn.
Judy Sennesh (she/her) founded PFLAG NYC’s Trans Families Project after discovering that her youngest child was transgender. She has been on the PFLAG NYC Board since 2008, has been instrumental in the creation and production of Gender Conference East and Gender Conference NYC since 2014 but most importantly is a loving and devoted mom and grandmother.
Julie Tarney (she/her) is a public speaker, trainer, and executive coach who travels the
country and the world helping hundreds of business leaders learn how to build their
employer brand by creating LGBTQ+-inclusive, welcoming, and supportive
workplaces. Julie is the author of My Son Wears Heels (University of Wisconsin
Press 2016), an open and outspoken memoir where she shares what she learned
about gender identity, gender expression, and self-acceptance from her only child,
Harry. When not presenting, Julie is often found cheering in the audience at
creative director, author, and sometimes-drag-artist Harry’s performances.
Jenny Zhang (she/her) is passionate about Diversity and Inclusion and would like to make the world where everyone can be themselves. She currently works as the Strategy & Operations Manager at S&P Global and has 10+ years of experience in strategy, data, and analytics. Before joining S&P, Jenny worked as a consultant at PwC and a senior business analytics manager at JW Player. She earned her master’s in information systems management from Carnegie Mellon University. In her free time, Jenny loves watching movies, listening to music, and traveling the world. She currently resides in Queens, New York.